Subway Adds Avocado; Servers Go Sans Pad

Subway will add avocado as a premium seasonal topping for a limited time. In addition to special sandwiches like a turkey and bacon avocado sub and BLT with avocado, customers will be able to add the fruit onto any footlong for $1. [Nation's Restaurant News]

Recent and ongoing research suggests that people who cut calorie intake drastically, resulting in lower core body temperatures, could live longer. [USA Today]

Despite New York State being something of an apple mecca, the Department of Education is importing applesauce from China for school lunches. [Crain's]

The food industry is hiring, with more than 63,000 jobs added since the beginning of the year and an average hourly rate of $11.72. [ABC News]

A debate is raging in restaurants these days over the increasing number of servers who are going padless, preferring to memorize orders rather than write them down. [NY Post]

A roundup of the 10 best tables in the city includes the Breslin's booth no. 40, ABC Kitchen's table no. 60, and Minetta Tavern's no. 12 or 13 circular red booths. [NY Post]

Ever wanted to stalk Ruth Reichl? You might be able to find her at Di Palo's, Congee Village, El Quinto Pino, or Han Ah Reum Supermarket. [NY Post]

Locavoric meat eaters can now trace their steaks all the way back to the farm from whence they came using DNA. [DNA Info]

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